Our congregation is governed by a Consistory, chaired by the Senior Pastor and made up of two Councils...

THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: Our Pastoral Ministry is made up of our ordained clergy (elders and deacons), licensed evangelists and missionaries, consecrated stewards, and acolytes. Worship planning and leadership, pastoral care and counseling, training in discipleship and evangelistic outreach are all coordinated by this council.

THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES: Our Administrative Ministry is made up of those elected by the congregation to provide for the care of our facilities and physical resources, administer the funding for our ministries, ensure fiscal accountability and maintain the records of the congregation.



Ordained Elders 
Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood, Senior Pastor

Ordained Deacons
Caleb Collins
Andranette Hardwick
Derrick Hardwick
Pamela Hill
Tanya Norwood
Patricia Weeks

Consecrated Stewards
Sheldon Ewing
Clifford Rawls

Licensed Missionaries
Linda Rogers

Consecrated Acolytes

Adrian Roach

Johnnie Weeks


Sandra Baez, Clerk
Trinity Norwood, Treasurer


Photo of Pastor Norwood

The Rev. Pastor J.R. Norwood, PhD

The Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood, Jr. is the Overseer of Preaching, Teaching, Pastoral and Administrative Ministries and, as such, serves as the chairman of the Consistory. Pastor Norwood has served in ordained ministry for over thirty years, and is the founding pastor of this congregation. He has been a college, military, and correctional chaplain and has a passion for both learning, preaching, and teaching. For many years, Pastor Norwood served as a tribal spokesman, judge, and councilman of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. Dr. Norwood also continues to serve as the primary minister for the indigenous 1st Light Mission outreach.

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